Race Weekend Central

5 Points to Ponder: New Asphalt Is an Automatic NASCAR Nightmare. Why?

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1. New Pavement, Old Problems Texas Motor Speedway was a tale of two races Sunday (July 19). The final stage produced plenty of drama worth watching: frantic restarts, a fateful mistake by rookie Quin Houff and pit strategy that ultimately decided the outcome. Austin Dillon‘s surprise victory was the cherry on top that woke most …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

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Yeehaw! NASCAR Cup Series teams have saddled up their horses and are headed to the Lone Star State. It’s time to set your NASCAR DraftKings lineups for Sunday’s (July 19) O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. This race was supposed to be held in the spring, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 …

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Did You Notice?: That Summertime NASCAR Spark At Stewart-Haas Racing?

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Did You Notice? … How quickly Stewart-Haas Racing has gotten its act together this summer? While Kevin Harvick has been a title contender all season long in the NASCAR Cup Series, his trio of teammates spent the first half of 2020 mired in midpack. Here’s where all four drivers stood through the Martinsville Speedway race June …

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Frontstretch 5: Unbreakable, But Not Impossible NASCAR Records

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What makes a record unbreakable? An unbreakable record should mean a record that is possible, but won’t ever be logically broken. It would be easy to sit here and write about how nobody will ever break Lee Petty’s mark of 42 dirt track wins in the NASCAR Cup Series. At the same time, however, that’s …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Returns, Along With Tire Issues at Indianapolis; RaceHub Reacts to Trump Tweet

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Oh boy, here we go again. Five races in a row with weather delays. Jeepers. Last week, NASCAR and INDYCAR held a tripleheader weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Saturday seemed to go off without a hitch. Sunday brought lightning delays, tire issues and some dangerous stuff in the pits, though A lot was outside …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

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The Headline(s): Kevin Harvick notched his fourth win of the season and third Brickyard 400 victory on Sunday (July 5) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, continuing to keep pace with Denny Hamlin as the two dominate the 2020 season. Harvick also successfully defended his status as the winner at the Brickyard after taking the checkered flag …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Welcome back to the top five, Matt Kenseth. You have to go back 966 days since he last appeared there, winning at Phoenix Raceway in 2017. It was the penultimate event for Kenseth with Joe Gibbs Racing and his last full-time season in the sport. After …

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Goodyear Defends 2020 NASCAR Brickyard 400 Tire Compound

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The durability of Goodyear tires provided to NASCAR Cup Series teams during the 2020 Brickyard 400 played a significant role in the outcome. Multiple drivers saw their race Sunday (July 5) end early due to blown tires. In fact, two drivers, William Byron and Denny Hamlin, suffered blown tires while leading. Hamlin’s came with seven …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Big Machine 400 At The Brickyard

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This weekend marks 26 years of NASCAR at the most hallowed ground in all of motorsport, Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While the Brickyard 400 is usually a fairly boring race and is dramatically lower in prestige than the Indianapolis 500, racing at Indy is a special experience for anybody who gets the opportunity. You haven’t made …

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Kevin Harvick Vaults to Victory in 1st of Pocono’s Cup Double-Header Races

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For most of the first 100 laps of Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325, few drivers were able to do much in the way of getting past Aric Almirola.  But with the stroke of pit strategy, Kevin Harvick did just that, getting his first win at Pocono Raceway and his third overall of the 2020 season in …

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